Healing Quotes

 

The words that follow were written by people who have walked with their own grief. They are intended to bring you comfort, peace, courage, perspective and inspiration.

 

Consider sitting quietly for a moment and selecting a quote that resonates with you in that moment. Hold it loosely in your consciousness for the day. Let it soothe your heart and enlighten your spirit.

 

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends.”  - 1 Corinthians 13:7-8

 

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"I know it aches, how your heart it breaks. You can only take so much. Walk on." - Bono

 

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“Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.  It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed.”  - Voltaire


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“God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open. ” - Hazrat Inayat Khan


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“Watch your way then, as a cautious traveler; and don’t be gazing at that mountain or river in the distance, and saying ‘How shall I ever get over them?’ but keep to the present little inch that is before you, and accomplish that in the little moment that belongs to it.  The mountain and the river can only be passed in the same way; and, when you come to them, you will come to the light and strength that belong to them. ” - M.A. Kelty

 

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“They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.  Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.” - William Penn

 

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“Please remember, it is what you are that heals, not what you know.” - Carl Jung


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“When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul laughs for what it has found.” - an old Sufi aphorism


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“My grief and pain are mine.  I have earned them.  They are part of me.  Only in feeling them do I open myself to the lessons they can teach.” - Anne Wilson Schaff


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“The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.” - Ernest Hemingway


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“We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” - Marcel Proust


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When facing the unknown, hope is as reasonable as despair.

 

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“…I put down these memorandums of my affections in honor of tenderness, in honor of all of those who have been conscripted into the brotherhood of loss…”   - Edward Hirsch


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Beneath what I try to see is all I need.


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“What is essential does not die but clarifies.” - Thornton Wilder


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“We cannot afford to forget any experience, not even the most painful.” - Dag Hammarskjold


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“There is no way out, only a way forward.”  - Michael Hollings


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“Love is the heartbeat of all life.” - Paramanhansa Yogananda


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“What is there to do when people die–people so dear and rare–but bring them back by remembering.” - May Sarton


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“There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.”   - Thornton Wilder


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“Our mind thinks of death, our heart thinks of life, and our soul thinks of immortality.” - Sri Chinmoy


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“Be reverent before the dawning day.  Do not think of what will be in a year, or in ten years.  Think of today.” - Romain Rolland


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“All I know from my own experience is that the more loss we feel the more grateful we should be for whatever it was we had to lose.  It means we had something worth grieving for.  The ones I’m sorry for are the ones that go through life not even knowing what grief is.” - Frank O’Connor


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Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, and Faith looks up…


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“Spirituality is that place where the utterly intimate and the vastly infinite meet.” – Rick Fields


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Fear knocked at the door, Faith answered and lo, no one was there.


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“For certain is death for the born and certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable thou shouldst not grieve.” - Bhagavad Gita


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“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”- Robert Frost


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“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore


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“Memory nourishes the heart, and grief abates.”  - Marcel Proust


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“Perhaps the shortest and most powerful prayer in human language is help.” - Father Thomas Keating


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Suffering makes an instrument of each of us, so that standing naked, holes and all, the unseen vitalities can be heard through our simplified lives.


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“These bodies are perishable, but the Dweller in these bodies is eternal.” - Bhagavad-Gita


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“Enlightenment for a wave is the moment the wave realizes it is water. At that moment, all fear of death disappears.” - Thich Nhat Hahn


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“Take a pitcher full of water and set it down in the water-now it has water inside and water outside. We mustn’t give it a name, lest silly people start talking again about the body and the soul.” - Kabir


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“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”  - Frederick Buechner


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“The higher goal of spiritual living is not to amass a wealth of information, but to face sacred moments.” - Abraham Heschel

 

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 "There will be an answer, let it be." - The Beatles

 

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“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.” - Rabindranath Tagore

 

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